This intensive, four-week course is specifically designed for teenagers interested in learning and mastering the fundamentals of debates, with a special focus on online debate formats. The course will cover key aspects of effective debate, such as argumentation structure, research techniques, and case construction, along with advanced techniques like refutation strategies and persuasive rhetoric.

In the first weekend, students will be introduced to the basic concepts and structure of debates, understand the different debate formats, and learn about the art of argumentation. Following this, the students will learn how to conduct research for their debates, build a strong case, and understand how to identify and refute logical fallacies.

The third weekend delves deeper into advanced debate techniques, including a special focus on persuasive speech and critical thinking, enabling students to analyze and respond to arguments effectively. On the final weekend, students will learn how to use online platforms for debating, understand the etiquette of online debates, and manage their online identity. The course culminates with a full mock debate, allowing the students to apply everything they have learned.

Through a combination of guided instruction, interactive activities, and independent assignments, the course aims to equip students with the necessary skills and confidence to engage effectively in online debates and build a foundation for further learning and development in this field.

Course highlights:

  • Intense four-weekend digital course equipping teens with key debate skills.• Welcomes aspiring debaters globally, promoting international engagement.
  • Suitable for native and non-native English speakers alike.
  • Registration fee waived, ensuring accessible learning for all.
  • Ideal preparation for entry into official debate teams of The Debate Academy.


– Teenagers aged 13-17

– All nationalities are welcomed

– No prior debate experience is needed

– English level: B1

– Stable internet connection


Financial coverage: Fully funded 

Other benefits:

– Enhance Critical Thinking: Improve ability to analyze and respond to arguments effectively, building robust critical thinking skills.

– Expand Debate Understanding: Gain exposure to various debate formats and deepen understanding of effective research and argumentation techniques.

– Develop Communication Skills: Enhance ability to express thoughts and ideas persuasively, honing effective communication skills.

– Build Online Confidence: Learn online debate etiquette and identity management, boosting confidence in public speaking and online interactions.

– Prepare for Future Endeavors: Equip yourself with essential skills transferable to academic and professional contexts, and lay a strong foundation for further studies in related fields.

– Receive a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the course

– Make international friends

How to apply?

  1. Complete the Application form: Once you have completed the application form, the team will review your submission and get in touch with you shortly:
  2. Attend the interview: If your application is successful, we may invite you to participate in an interview to assess your speaking and critical thinking abilities.
  3. Reserve your spot: confirm your attendance, the registration fee is waived.
  4. Meet your friends and start debating:Connect with like-minded individuals from all over the world while developing your skills in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

Fore more information please visit the official website.